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routine by rtil routine by rtil
timelapse video of me painting this

i've been neglecting these characters for too long. from left to right, is Penny, Piper and Marin. They are crewmates on a ship owned by Marin, i called this painting Routine because this is a picture of them doing routine maintenance on the ship as they often do when grounded.

i will say a little bit about each character as i want to introduce them formally for the first time.

Penny is the most reserved of the three. it's in her nature to mostly keep quiet as she was alone for most of her life. but she is very grateful for her friends, and would never hesitate to do anything for them. when it comes to herself she can be careless but her dedication to the people close to her knows no ends. in this painting she is suspicioius of what the helper bots are up to - these robots have interchangeable attachments that can be added in 4 different places - normally they are used to do things like this, but they can also run errands, play games or even be kept as a pet or friend in places where domesticated animals are uncommon.

Piper is in many ways the leader of the group. when she puts her mind to something, she will get it done. she learned mechanics and tech from Penny, and she very much enjoys it. but she also loves the outdoors and is a determined fighter. she speaks her mind but can also be very sensitive. things can sometimes be very black and white with her, which can make some situations difficult. her signature pink/red stripe in her hair and striking red eyes makes her hard to miss. in this painting she is listening to Marin but seems distracted by the control panel above her.

Marin was once a worker for the Intergalactic Post, a freighter operation that runs major shipments throughout the galaxy. however her troublesome and adventurous nature got her down the path of bounty hunting, and eventually the two worlds collided. on the run from IGP warrants, she met Penny years ago and befriended her. Penny doesn't seem to care much about Marin's past, so they got along well. Marin is a bit of a loudmouth and her curious nature can lead to trouble. despite her somewhat shaky past though, she could never hurt a fly and has a caring nature to her that she would prefer to hide. in this painting Marin is returning to the ship with some food and snacks for everyone.
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ManeatingCouch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you are my favorite artist on DeviantArt.
Just something about the way your worlds feel. It's like the feeling I got when I first played Skies of Arcadia.
rtil Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
funny you should say that, skies of arcadia is my favorite rpg. i think i've played that game from start to finish at least 5 times.
semer4573 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I just noticed something: In your earlier works, the headgear was on a lot of your characters, like in the project freetown days. Penny and Piper are wearing the same type of headgear, but in other works you've done, they're seen without the headgear. So they can take the headgear off, apparently, whereas in the project freetown times, I always had the feeling that the headgear was forced on the people.

So I guess the question I have is this: Have you thought of something that the headgear actually does? Like, does it heighten the senses? Is it meant for communication? Or is this just something that I'm completely over thinking? I dunno, it's just something I noticed.

Great work as always Ryan.

rtil Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
freetown is a different universe that doesn't exist anymore to me. the headgear is just something i like. in piper's universe, the headgear may be taken on or off. they are like implants. some people have the plugins for them, others do not. they do heighten the senses, but if they are used for too long it can be detrimental to health. 
SigloEstrella Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew Piper would be in charge seeing as how I've seen her a lot more often compared to the other two. :D I kind of wonder if you were to make a comic based on these ladies, what would the title be? ^^;
rtil Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
good question.. i have no idea
traffic-sky Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
if these guys were in an anime, I'd watch the hell out of it. Noice.
Xx-Dusty-Dragon-xX Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Nicely done.
227blackace Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
you and Syrsa = Technology
sashafay Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Digital Artist
make a story with them already!
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